Huntsville, AL – Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. (YSG), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small
Business (SDVOSB), is proud to announce Sanaa Altaei as the Language, Regional Expertise, and
Culture (LREC) contract Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2017.
Sanaa has demonstrated dedication, passion, and commitment to teaching language. The results of her students speak to her expertise. This quarter, Sanaa taught one Special Warfare Education Group Special Forces Command course refresher. After a year of not using Arabic, her student still maintained his previous score of 1/1 (speaking/listening) on the Modern Standard Arabic Oral
Proficiency Interview. The instruction consisted of only 58 hours of contact instruction and 20+ of homework.
Sanaa is currently teaching two other Navy Special Warfare (NSW) Special Operators courses. She developed specific goals with each student, with the overarching goal of the student communicating and using his or her skills with ease. She implements culture and language in a way that is unique and enduring.
Jim Sims, LREC Program Manager, says, “Sanaa is a diligent and enthusiastic teacher, and her
success is demonstrated in the enhanced language skills and steady Defense Language Proficiency Test increase of sailors at NSW-West. I am proud to have her on our Yorktown